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PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million

techcrunch.com — Multiple sources have confirmed that Fab is in talks to sell to PCH International for $15 million in a half cash and half stock deal. Contractual agreements are in the very early stages between the two companies (and these things could always fall apart).
Nov 21, 2014

No one really works at Fab anymore. But it can still be sold for some change. techcrunch.com/2014/11/20/pch…

Nov 21, 2014

Fleeting unicorn: @Fab, valued @ $1B a year ago, in talks to be sold for $15M. (via @techcrunch) techcrunch.com/2014/11/20/pch…

Nov 21, 2014

sic transit gloria... PCH International In Talks To Buy Fab For $15 Million tcrn.ch/14U4tew

Nov 21, 2014

What's the deal with Hem? Nothing ships sooner than 1-2 weeks. The wait for furniture is 8 to 12 weeks! techcrunch.com/2014/11/20/pch…

Nov 21, 2014

Wow. Imagine raising $150m funding then selling the company for $15m a year and a half later techcrunch.com/2014/11/20/pch… (via @nickbrw)

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Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

techcrunch.com — Aereo, the streaming TV service that let users watch near-live TV on any internet-connected device, has today announced that the company is filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The company has appointed Lawton Bloom, from Argus, to serve as Chief Restructuring Officer during the gradual shut down process.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechWarshaw: Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, says it can't overcome challenges tcrn.ch/1xYP8nb via @techcrunch

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechWarshaw: Aereo Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, says it can't overcome challenges tcrn.ch/1xYP8nb via @techcrunch

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Ears-On With Spotify In Uber: Fast, Fun, And Data-Free DJing

techcrunch.com — Uber now lets you play backseat DJ for your car's sound system via Spotify in 10 cities, and on my demo ride-along, I was impressed by how easy and seamless it works. Music selections made on your phone quickly start playing through the driver's app connected to the stereo, and there's no data cost to the passenger or driver beyond the premium Spotify subscription.
Nov 21, 2014

techcrunch writer reviews spotify in ubers, films entire thing in portrait techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/ube…

Nov 21, 2014

Here's my hands-on video of Spotify's backseat DJ Uber integration techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/ube… ...which I stupidly shot in portrait *facepalm*

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: I took the first Spotify-equipped Uber ride in SF. Here's my ears-on review: It rocks. They didn't screw anything up. tcrn.ch/1p6tlsm

Nov 21, 2014

"Obviously, the [Uber] partnership comes at a tough time for Spotify" techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/ube…

Nov 21, 2014

RT @JoshConstine: I took the first Spotify-equipped Uber ride in SF. Here's my ears-on review: It rocks. They didn't screw anything up. tcrn.ch/1p6tlsm

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Crunchweek: Uber, Uber, Uber And Barbie

techcrunch.com — Here's a protip: Don't do what Uber did this week. That's the main topic of CrunchWeek this time around. Bad behavior, however, wasn't just Uber's purview: The corporate entity behind Barbie was exposed for publishing a wantonly sexist tract that undercut the idea that women can be software engineers.

Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable

techcrunch.com — This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup. The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access to 30 channels to subscribers for as low as $8/month.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @donderheim: Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable tcrn.ch/1qHIbGL via @techcrunch

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, and we hopped on the phone with the CEO and founder to discuss the news tcrn.ch/1yzfJpo

Nov 21, 2014

Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable | TechCrunch ow.ly/EGnDf

DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile

techcrunch.com — DataFox, the online research platform that allows anyone to track information about private tech companies, has now brought its service to mobile in the form of a new iOS application. The free app provides DataFox subscribers with access to over 500,000 company one-pager's, private and public lists, and an events stream detailing recent news on companies tracked, like new hires, turnover, acquisitions, IPOs, new product releases, and more.
Nov 21, 2014

DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile: ift.tt/14YI7Zg

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: DataFox Brings Private Company Analysis And One-Pagers To Mobile tcrn.ch/1z4DyFx by @sarahintampa

Now A Father, Hot Or Not Founder Returns With Cakey, A YouTube App For Kids

techcrunch.com — Hot or Not founder James Hong has come a long way since building a site that helped people rank the attractiveness of others, ultimately paving the path for speed dating apps like Tinder. Today a father of three, Hong now has a different set of priorities.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Hot Or Not Founder Returns With Cakey, A YouTube App For Kids tcrn.ch/1xZdU6T by @sarahintampa

Nov 21, 2014

Now A Father, Hot Or Not Founder Returns With Cakey, A YouTube App For Kids: ift.tt/1AsVDRO

About Those Uber Revenue Numbers

techcrunch.com — Uber generates lots of revenue. Everyone knows it. The company's roughly 20 percent cut of ride spend on its platform adds up to big numbers. How big, of course, is the real question. New data published by Business Insider helps put Uber's revenue into perspective. However, before we get to the new sums, let's rewind.

Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris

techcrunch.com — Cooliris, the startup behind a photo-browsing app of the same name, just announced that it has been acquired by Yahoo. On its website, the company wrote: Yahoo has a clear vision and unwavering commitment to making mobile an intuitive and effortless experience.
Nov 21, 2014

Wow. Remember Cooliris? RT @TechCrunch: Yahoo Acquires Photo Startup Cooliris tcrn.ch/1xXwhrZ

IncuBus - The Tech Startup Incubator Based On A Double-Decker London Bus

techcrunch.com — IncuBusLDN is literally an incubator and co-working space on wheels, based on a renovated, red 'double decker' London bus, parked close to the 'Tech City' tech startup cluster in East London. The bus features a 'Confession Booth' - a two person meeting booth, for video conferences; the top deck co-working space with a view; and fast broadband.
Nov 21, 2014

No. Too far. RT @TechCrunch: IncuBus — The Tech Startup Incubator Based On A Double-Decker London Bus tcrn.ch/1tairya by @mikebutcher

Nov 21, 2014

IncuBus — The Tech Startup Incubator Based On A Double-Decker London Bus tcrn.ch/1tairya (video)

Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report

techcrunch.com — Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix in the streaming market in the U.S., and now it is planning a video service that could see it overtake its rival. According to a report in the New York Post, the e-commerce giant is planning a free video service that will be supported by advertising.
Nov 21, 2014

Updated w/ Amazon comment: No longer denies it has a free video service in the works, now says 'not announced' techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/ama…

Nov 21, 2014

Ad-supported video service fr Amazon wd play into several trends: streaming surge, video ad boom, Amazon's ambitions tcrn.ch/1AskANg

Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report tcrn.ch/1AskANg by @ingridlunden

Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller To Host The Crunchies

techcrunch.com — The 8th Annual Crunchies Awards is right around the corner, and we're thrilled to announce that the hilarious T.J. Miller, better known as Silicon Valley 's egotistical entrepreneur and tech incubator Erlich Bachman, will be our host for the evening.
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The Internet Is The Best Thing Ever To Happen To Songwriters

techcrunch.com — Ever since, Taylor Swift decided to give Spotify the boot, under the auspices of helping songwriters, there has been a conversation suggesting that there was somehow a golden age for songwriters when they controlled their own destiny -and the Internet killed all that.
Nov 21, 2014

The Internet is not a scourge for musicians. In fact, I would argue it’s the best thing that ever happened to them. tcrn.ch/1ukowqT

Makerbot CEO Jenny Lawton On Ramping Up A Fast-Moving Company

techcrunch.com — 3D printer company Makerbot experienced almost exponential growth. After a few years in a cramped Brooklyn warehouse, the team grew from 20 to 600 in a few short years and the company was bought by Stratasys, a major player in the professional printing space.
Nov 21, 2014

Makerbot CEO Jenny Lawton On Ramping Up A Fast-Moving Company wp.me/p1FaB8-4yFq

Indian Music Startup Saavn Is Giving Away Its Pro Service To Snapdeal Shoppers On Android Devices

techcrunch.com — Music while you shop? Two prominent startups in India have teamed up to push their respective causes and raise awareness of two nascent industries that could explode as smartphone adoption in the country grows. Streaming service Saavn today announced a partnership with online retail giant Snapdeal.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Indian Music Startup Saavn Is Giving Away Its Pro Service To Snapdeal Shoppers On Android Devices tcrn.ch/1xJ5Po7 by @jonrussell

Nov 21, 2014

It would be neat to get free Spotify Premium if you shop via your phone, that's what's happening in India with Saavn techcrunch.com/2014/11/21/ind…

This Is What A 24K Gold iPad Air 2 Looks Like

techcrunch.com — Quick! If you had to guess what an iPad Air 2 decked out in 24K gold looked like, what would you say? If your answer was "ridiculously kitschy" - congratulations! You're correct.

Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists

techcrunch.com — Ashton Kutcher, actor and occasional Disrupt participant, has something to say about journalism. Yesterday he Tweeted, apropos of Uber: This created a hand-wringing media storm that caused journalists to chuckle and shrug. He was schooled in multiple venues and eventually conceded today, writing: U r all right and I'm on the wrong side of this ultimately.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @jshieber: Yes, Ashton, There Are Journalists tcrn.ch/1yXh0Xl via @techcrunch

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A New App Called Milk Helps You Save On Groceries, Without Clipping Paper Coupons

techcrunch.com — The creators of coupon-code finder Honey, which helps online shoppers save at checkout, have now launched a new app called Milk (mmm...milk and honey...) that lets you save at the grocery store. The app is now one of many aimed at helping consumers save on consumer packaged good purchases, even if they don't have time for clipping coupons from a newspaper.
Nov 21, 2014

A New App Called Milk Helps You Save On Groceries, Without Clipping Paper Coupons: ift.tt/1vwtdoX

Investors Are Backing A Recruiting Revolution

techcrunch.com — Editor's Note: Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase. Hiring is going high tech thanks to a crop of new venture investments. Recruiting can be a nightmare for companies of all stages and sizes - it's a time suck for current employees, often a shot in the dark in terms of candidate search and interview logistics, and if done haphazardly it can really screw up a company.